As we are transitioning to the fall season, I wanted to do a quick summer round-up of just a few highlights! This summer truly went on forever. It was one that I never thought I would have, and one that I will never forget. I spent my time at home from March – August, and while it almost drove me crazy, it was… nice. I haven’t been home for that long in 3 years due to college and I forgot how much I missed it.
This summer was completely different from what I thought it would be. While taking the necessary precautions when it came to social distancing and wearing masks due to COVID-19, it did not stop me from having a good (and safe) time. Being surrounded by a safe community during these times is super important for me and it really helped my mental health. I knew my family was safe, and I could safely be with friends and family friends while still social distancing. I also hope this post helps you all get to know me better.
Celebrating My 21st Birthday
My 21st birthday was celebrated at home instead of at college like it was supposed to be. Instead, we had a neighborhood social distance party and it was even better than I could have imagined! It was so much fun to be around people I had grown up with all my life to celebrate such an important date. I also think it was a plus that I bought alcohol for everyone who was of age that attended!
Losing My Dog
I also lost my dog this summer. He was 14 years old and the cutest thing ever. As hard as it was, putting him down was the right thing to do because I knew he wouldn’t be in pain. He will always have a place in my heart as the best dog ever and I love him so much.
I did a lot of sunset watching from our favorite roof spot and at the beach, and from my window. Sunsets are something that I absolutely love. It brings me both peace and joy.
Nature hikes was another thing that kept me busy this summer. We went up to Wisconsin to some state parks, as well as some places in Illinois, such as Starved Rock. It was not only a great way to get some activity and exercise into my life, but the parks were gorgeous. I have found that in a pandemic (and in general), it is so important to get outside and active.
This summer I learned how toto paint and draw in more detail than ever before! I found I have a very detailed oriented brain and hate when I mess up just a little. I also have always been just an average painter, but something just clicked this summer and I am really proud of how I’ve grown.
Now those are just a few things that I did over the long summer, being back at school I miss the days when I didn’t have to learn about compensation management or worry about exams.
I do love fall however, so that is keeping me positive. I can’t wait for the comfy sweaters, changing leaves, and pumpkin everything.
That’s all for the summer round-up. Let me know how your summer went in the comments. I am posting every single day for the rest of September so come back tomorrow for a new blog post!